The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption (Compact Disc)

Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption

By Jim Gorant, Paul Michael Garcia (Read by), Gary Kalpakoff (Photographer)

Blackstone Audiobooks, 9781441758323, 8pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2010

October 2010 Indie Next List

“NFL quarterback Michael Vick and his minions set up a major dog-fighting operation, and the details of what the dogs had to endure are all here. It's not a cozy read, but it is gripping and emotionally intense, and the drama is real. Gorant shares not only the story of the dogfights, but also the story of the people who discovered and rescued these animals. Reading about those who risked so much to help animals that much of society shuns was enthralling and inspiring. I loved this book!”
— Jennifer Sorensen, Literary Life Bookstore & More, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
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This is an inspiring story of survival and our powerful bond with man's best friend in the aftermath of the nation's most notorious case of animal cruelty. Animal lovers and sports fans were shocked when the story broke about NFL player Michael Vick's brutal dogfighting operation. But what became of the dozens of dogs who survived? As acclaimed writer Jim Gorant discovered, their story is the truly newsworthy aspect of this case. Expanding on Gorant's Sports Illustrated cover story, The Lost Dogs traces the effort to bring Vick to justice and turns the spotlight on these infamous pit bulls, who were saved from euthanasia by an outpouring of public appeals coupled with a court order that Vick pay nearly one million dollars in "restitution" to the dogs. As an ASPCA-led team evaluated each one, they found a few hardened fighters, but many more lovable, friendly creatures desperate for compassion. In The Lost Dogs, we meet these amazing animals, a number of which are now living in loving homes, while some even work in therapy programs. Johnny Justice participates in Paws for Tales, which lets kids get comfortable with reading aloud by reading to dogs; Leo spends three hours a week with cancer patients and troubled teens. At the heart of the stories are the rescue workers who transformed the pups from victims of animal cruelty into healing caregivers themselves, unleashing priceless hope.
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